Artist in Residence

Artist in Residence

Saint Edward State Park has inspired decades of artists, storytellers, writers, and historians, who have been awakened and enlightened by the power and beauty of the awe-inspiring natural setting. The Lodge at St. Edward continues to be a gathering place that celebrates and nurtures local artists. The Gallery of Fine Arts houses a rotating artist showcase – with all art hailing from the Pacific Northwest, featuring pieces to admire and purchase. 

The Lodge is also home to an Artist in Residence program, a series of rotating local artists who will take inspiration from our surroundings to create, and give demonstrations of their craft through both private and public lessons. We invite the local community to wander the grand hallway and soak in the inspiration, come meet our Artists in Residence and learn from their craft, and join us in the appreciation and respect of art in all forms. 

A Bowl Of Fruit On A Table

Artist in Residence: August

Pam Ingalls


August 4   |   7 pm - 9 pm
Pam Ingalls public live portrait demonstration  – open to the public
Join us in The Gallery of Fine Arts to watch Pam Ingalls paint an original portrait. Admission is free but seating is limited, email [email protected] to reserve your seat.

August 5 - 8
Pam Ingalls oil painting class
A rare opportunity to join Pam Ingalls in a multi-day class to learn to paint in the Russian Impressionist tradition. View more details and sign up here

August 19   |   6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
Pam Ingalls public live portrait demonstration  – open to the public
Join us in The Gallery of Fine Arts to watch Pam Ingalls paint an original portrait. This event is open to the community. 

About the Artist

Pam Ingalls loves to paint light falling on ordinary people, objects and scenes. Raised in Spokane, Washington, she was first inspired by her parents, artists Richard and Marjorie Ingalls. She studied art at the Accademia Di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy and earned an art degree from the art department that her father began at Gonzaga University in Spokane.

After exploring a few side paths—among them, pursuing social justice aims and building a house—Pam returned to her true passion under the mentorship of Russian Impressionist, Ron Lukas - a protoge of Sergei Bongart. She also has studied with Frederick Frank, Richard Schmid and Burt Silverman. 

Strong color and sound drawing are primary in her paintings. Her choice of simple subject matter is surprising, sometimes humorous, and always full of emotion. Portraits, still life and interior scenes populate her studio. A table with chairs, a diner counter top, rubber boots standing by a kitchen door, even a clawfoot tub - all evoke a sense of humanity and presence, as if someone is either about to enter the frame or has just left it.

Her widely collected, award-winning work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, and Africa, and juried into more than 125 national and international shows. She has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Collector and American Artists Magazine.

"I paint simple things – the things I see, am attached to and love. Every subject contains an essence that belongs to just that moment. I get to be with that feeling while I translate it into the poetry of paint. As I become more aware, I keep learning that truth is everywhere. Painting is my way to see and tell the truth. I hope that I’ll inspire others to look twice at the beauty of their everyday lives...and to find their own way of expressing that."